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Toyota plan for all electric car by 2012

DETROIT – Toyota Motor said Saturday it is confirming to have an all-electric vehicle on roads by 2012 by introducing an battery-powered concept car at the North International Auto Show in

Toyota calls the FT-EV, on the ultra-compact iQ model on sale in an urban dweller with a of 50 miles. Although there s no it will go into production in its form, it illustrates the company s strategies.

Last summer s $4-a-gallon was no anomaly, said Irv Miller, president of Toyota Motor USA. It was a brief glimpse of our We must address the inevitability of oil by developing vehicles powered by to liquid-oil fuel.

The FT-EV marks Toyota s foray yet into non-gasoline and comes as a challenge to competitors General Motors Corp. and LLC, which are rushing to out alternatives to gasoline cars.

GM it plans to have the highly Chevrolet Volt in showrooms by The rechargeable gas-electric car is expected to 40 miles on electricity alone, a gasoline engine kicks in to its range.

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Chrysler, meanwhile, unveiled electric car prototypes last — a Dodge sports car, a Wrangler and a Chrysler minivan, and it plans to put one of the three on sale year.

In addition to the FT-EV, said it is expanding its offering of cars by launching as many as 10 new models by early next in markets around the world. It said it will start delivery of 500 Toyota Prius hybrids powered by lithium-ion later this year, of in 2010 as originally planned. Of 150 will go to U.S. lease and customers.

Hybrids like the Prius run on heavier, weaker nickel-metal batteries, and they recharge energy captured from the s braking.

Toyota said vehicles like the FT-EV and new vehicles like the iQ will be a key of the Japanese automaker s environmentally strategy, but the conventional gas-electric like the Prius, is considered the s long-term core powertrain

Toyota is set to unveil its 2010 hybrid and a Lexus hybrid the HS250h at the Detroit auto which starts Sunday three days of media The show opens to the public 17-25.

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